5:09pm

Mon February 4, 2013
The Two-Way

How Do Israeli And Palestinian Textbooks Treat The Other Side?

Originally published on Sun February 10, 2013 7:48 am

Palestinian students attend a class in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday.
Majdi Mohammed AP

There was some good news and bad news in a three-year study that tried to take an objective look at bias in Israeli and Palestinian textbooks directed against "the other."

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5:05pm

Mon February 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Study: Some Birds, Like People, Have Awareness Of Mates' Feelings

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 5:22 pm

A eurasian jay gives its mate a food gift.
University of Cambridge

British scientists have discovered something remarkable: Like some of us humans, Eurasian Jays — who share a family with blue jays and ravens — seem to have the ability to recognize and ascertain the "internal life" or psychological states of others.

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5:00pm

Mon February 4, 2013
Business

How One Company Reinvented The Hand Dryer

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 3:52 pm

Craig McCarl dips Xlerator covers two at a time into a chrome bath. He has worked for Excel Dryer in East Longmeadow, Mass., for 31 years.
Andrea Hsu NPR

There's a lot of talk in politics about the desirability of American manufacturing and "green" jobs. President Obama talks about both often, especially wind turbines and long-lasting batteries that are made on U.S. soil.

Robert Siegel, host of All Things Considered, recently visited a Massachusetts factory that makes a product that hits those same parameters. It's arguably a force for sustainability, nearly 40 Americans assemble it, and it's an interesting case study in innovation: the high-speed hand dryer.

'We Had A Product People Hated To Use'

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4:39pm

Mon February 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Alabama Hostage Standoff Ends; Kidnapped Child Is Safe

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 6:09 am

Posters for Ethan decorate power poles all over town, like this one outside the elementary school in Midland City, Ala.
Butch Dill AP

Nearly a week after it began, the standoff in Midland City, Ala., where a 5-year-old-boy has been held captive in an underground bunker, has come to an end.

Citing a U.S. official, CBS News reports the "kidnapped child is alive [and the] kidnapper is dead."

CNN reports that an "explosion" was followed by "gun shots" shortly before the standoff came to an end.

State Rep. Steve Clouse said the boy is at a hospital seven or eight miles away from Midland City and he is "relatively healthy."

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4:32pm

Mon February 4, 2013
Shots - Health News

Aging Poorly: Another Act Of Baby Boomer Rebellion

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 9:40 am

Health researchers say the proportion of people in their late 40s to 60s with diabetes, hypertension or obesity has increased over the past two decades.
iStockphoto.com

Baby boomers have a reputation for being addicted to exercise and obsessed with eating well.

But that story didn't jibe with what physician Dana E. King and his colleagues see walking through the door of their family practice every day in Morgantown, W.Va.

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3:46pm

Mon February 4, 2013
Music Reviews

Is Fleetwood Mac's Expanded 'Rumours' A Bit Much?

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 9:29 am

Courtesy of the artist

An expanded version of Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album Rumours comes out this week, to mark the 35th anniversary of one of the top-selling albums of the '70s. The deluxe set includes demos, outtakes from the recording sessions, live recordings and a documentary DVD, along with a vinyl pressing of the original album.

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3:09pm

Mon February 4, 2013
Music News

Remembering Karen Carpenter, 30 Years Later

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 3:38 pm

Karen Carpenter, of The Carpenters, performs in London in 1974.
Tim Graham Getty Images

3:09pm

Mon February 4, 2013

3:03pm

Mon February 4, 2013
World Cafe

Next: Parquet Courts

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 3:23 pm

Parquet Courts.
Kevin Pedersen Courtesy of the artist

The up-and-coming band Parquet Courts showcases some refreshingly raw '70s punk vibes on its first full-length album, Light Up Gold, released last August.

Parquet Courts' lead vocalists and songwriters, Austin Brown and Andrew Savage, met at a record-listening club while attending the University of North Texas. After moving to New York City, the pair teamed up with Savage's brother, Max, and bassist Sean Yeaton, to release their EP American Specialties in 2011.

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2:34pm

Mon February 4, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Grilled Cheese With Mac N' Cheese

The Mac.
NPR

We live in an age of great marriages: William and Kate, Kim and Kanye (oh, wait, she's still married to this guy), Kim and The Next One. Best of all, though, is "The Mac" from Cheesie's, in Chicago. The sandwich weds a classic Grilled Cheese with Mac N' Cheese, in one easy to absorb package.

Ian: I honestly feel like we're five years away from never again having to use the word "or" in America.

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